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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos

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Visiting a church secretly built by slaves ...

This is one of the oldest churches in Tiradentes. It dates from the 18th century and its history is... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Historical significance

Although not as beautiful as Santo Antonio this lovely church should not be missed. Has incredible... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Praca Padre Lourival | Centro Histórico, Tiradentes, State of Minas Gerais 36325-000, Brazil
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is one of the oldest churches in Tiradentes. It dates from the 18th century and its history is a bit different from the other churches found in this historic town. As all the other churches, this one was also built by black slaves, but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Beautiful history, but unfortunately the church is not renovated... Rated average because there is a symbolic payment of R$3,00 per adult only.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Although not as beautiful as Santo Antonio this lovely church should not be missed. Has incredible historical significance for Brazil and the history of slavery in Brazil. Took 100 years to be built by the slaves at night or in free time it is a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

We were greeted by a friendly dog. The interior is well preserved, with original hardwood floors. The painted ceilings are beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MariseCaetano
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Well, if you are in Tiradentes make sure you have smaller bills to pay entrances to church and museum. Nothing is free, only the squares! I learned that if you pay more for Saint Antonio, then the Black Rosario being cheaper offer less, actually in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

The history of the construction of this church is amazing - that's where "lavar a égua" local expression comes from. Find out why by yourself. The church is beautiful. A MUST see.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The history of Brazil is built on social disparity and slavery was predominant for many years. This church was built by the slaves in their 'free time'. It is beautiful yet poor but you feel the passion and the pain still to these days. Worth...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MauroG98
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Builded in the 17th century this church was dedicated to the saint that protected the slaves. It is located in the historicla center of Tiradentes, within walking distance form the main square.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Lyss M
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Its a very beautiful and quiet church. Better ask a guide to speak of the interesting tales about this church and its archtecture. Do not miss it. If u like taking pics walk around the place and one can find great spots.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Ettorevianna
Reviewed August 24, 2014

This smallish church stands out both for its particular architecture, it's very interesting interior and it's history, as it was built in the off hours by local mine slaves that sneaked gold under their nails, etc to decorate its interior. I would suggest it as...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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